Some of the bridge survivors say they do not want to see the bridge reopened so soon—if ever.
Ninety-five political leaders from 44 Asia and Pacific nations met in Phnom Penh on Thursday to strengthen their role in the region.
The 2011 budget that the Cambodian National Assembly recently passed totaled to $2.4 billion.
Cambodia has an estimated 25 different mineral types, from bauxite to zinc, gold, iron, and gems.
Thailand is the world's largest rice exporter, followed by Vietnam, and Cambodia meanwhile exports about 100,000 tons per year.
The leaders of Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam met in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, vowing closer ties for economic growth.
Agriculture has emerged as a main economic driver for Cambodia, propping up the country in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
More than 300 participants gathered Wednesday for a national forum sponsored by the International Finance Corporation.
Cambodia saw two senior-level visits from both countries week, including a stopover Monday by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Air France suspended service to Cambodia more than 35 years ago, with the country on the verge of collapse to the Khmer Rouge.
In 2002, China announced an undisclosed debt cancellation estimated at the time to be between $60 million and $1 billion.